South beach diet type 2 diabetes

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Avatar n tn Am on the south beach diet and am type 2 diabetic. My glucose reading is 87 which is low for me. Am feeling very shaky and weak. Ok to have something with sugar and not ruin my efforts?
Avatar n tn I have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes for several years. The diet is the same diet recommended for Type 1 diabetes. Your doctor or The ADA can give you a copy of the recommended diet. The difference in the diet for Type 2 is that you do not have to eat on such a strict schedule. Please be careful to check your blood sugars often. You should not have more than 3 servings of carbs per meal as recommended by the ADA.
Avatar f tn IAfter complaining for almost 5+ years I was diagnosed with Diabetes Type II in 2003. I chose the South Beach Diet and lost 50lbs andI doubled up my exercising program. I can understand if I put on weight taking 3 stressful college classes and then gain the weight. I am taking one stress free class now and gained 15lbs. Kept the weight off until 2-1/2 months ago. I saw a endocrinologist for about a year and a half, he released me in 2006. Went to see new endo.
Avatar n tn I'm 21 years old in college, and I have had type 1 diabetes for 12 years now, and i have always eaten good, and exercised regularly, but just recently, i wanted to lose some weight, around 10 pounds, but for some reason i am finding it really hard to lose weight. I work out about 3-4 times a week. Usually i do a lot of cardio to burn the calories, so about 2 miles on the treadmill. But i still cant lose any weight. I was just wondering if being diabetic had something to do with that.
Avatar n tn ) and hasn't been able to stay on a regualr exercise routine (as I mentione din my earlier post), so the recent weight los has not been due to exercise, but has to be due to her change in eating. There are 2 books on the South Beach Diet 2 choose from. One tells how it works, food choices, etc. and is only around $5-$7. The other one has recipes and my sis and my Mom did not buy that one at the beginning. This one is approx. $12-$15.
Avatar n tn As far as hunger went, I was only slightly hungryfor the first 2-3 days, but after that I wasn't hungry again. I did use the 2 apples a day between meals as my snack. I drank alot of water, I live in Texas and it is really hot here so I am use to drinking lots of water. I worked out hard. It took my mind off the diet. What really impressed me about his protocol is the way my body was being reshaped. My waist got very small, mu stomach very flat. I have nicely defined arms and legs.
878888 tn?1319637644 There is a lot of information on various sites on the web about type 2 diabetes and food and weight loss (some of it not too reliable). My suggestion would be to drastically reduce carbs (which is good for glucose control as well) and to eat low fat. So basically protein and healthy vegetables. Exercise is a huge piece of the puzzle for both as well. I don't think there is anything to worry about taking both Metformin and Levothyroxine.
Avatar n tn Hello, and thank you for your reply. What my Doctor put me one was the "South Beach diet" part 1, which does not allow any carbs from bread, cereal, fruit, pasta, rice, potaoes, sugar etc. I can get carbs from only veggies, salad etc. He also told me I could have one free day a week, that free days would allow me to eat carbs but not in excess. For instance, if I wanted to enjoy a couple of drinks or have desert or pasta. I am an American but live in El Salvador.
649848 tn?1534637300 There are so many different weight loss plans out there, I just don't know which one would be best. There's Weight Watchers, South Beach, Atkins, Zone, and many more; then there are the ones that provide the food, such as Nutri-system, Jenny Craig, Medi Weight Loss, etc. My own doctor, recently recommended the Miami Mediterranean Diet, but I haven't looked into it yet. I'm wondering what diet plans others have tried and what success you had, whether or not you kept the weight off, etc.
Avatar n tn You can ask your doctor to do an A1C blood test on you. This will show the doctor what your average blood sugar has been for the last 3 - 6 months. If this is above 5.5, it usually means you are diabetic, or at least pre-diabetic. I suggest at minimum the 2-hour glucose test. Make sure they are testing your insulin levels. Mine were checked during this test. Even though my blood sugar readings were normal, my insulin was through the roof.
325405 tn?1262293778 I have been watching calories the last two years, maintaining a diet of around 1200 to 1400 calories, but the doctor said that caloric intake with the insulin resistance thing was not going to help me, it's the carbs. So, how do you do a South Beach or Zone type diet with getting enough to have energy to chase after a 2 year old with boundless energy and not pass out?
1436324 tn?1283702360 The ways to control type 2 diabetes is with change of diet (reduction of carbs), weight loss if necessary, exercise, and, if necessary, medication. Medication is not the enemy, and if it is needed can help control your blood sugar. However, I agree with the previous poster that it shouldn't be the first choice; diet, exercise and weight loss should. I am going to send you a PM with a website with a lot more diabetics of both types. There you will get the support and knowledge you need.
251922 tn?1193786078 I am no expert but I would recomend A day of 2 big fiber drinks, some type of natural collan clense and only 6 apples and water all day. see if it helps. ( you need the fiber to give the colan something to push ) . Please don't get discouraged.
Avatar n tn ) and hasn't been able to stay on a regular exercise routine,so the recent weight los has not been due to exercise, but has to be due to her change in eating. There are 2 books on the South Beach Diet 2 choose from. One tells how it works, food choices, etc. and is only around $5-$7. The other one has recipes and my sis and my Mom did not buy that one at the beginning. This one is approx. $12-$15.
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Avatar n tn My advice to people for whom Slimquick doesn't work is to keep up your exercise routines and try South beach Diet or join a group like Weight Watchers.I'm a lifetime member & have been for many years.They teach you how to eat real food in the real world without pills.I've also belonged to a gym for 30 plus years.Weight training is one of the best ways to keep up your metabolism.The more muscle you have,the higher your metabolism because muscle is active tissue.
Avatar m tn But since you like meat alot, why don't you read up on the Atkins diet or the South Beach diet. These diets are low carbohydrate diets. Eating low carb avoids the constant stimulation of insulin. The first few weeks of the diet help in getting rid of insulin resistance. Many people say goodbye to their medications on this diet. Since you are on medication, you MUST talk with your doctor about going on any diet. Read up on the diet first and collect recipes.
Avatar n tn My 2 1/2 year old has been throwing up alot. she has thrown up 4 times in the past 3 weeks and we know it is not the flu because I have a daycare and no one is catching this. She had a UTI and a upper respitory infection this past week and she is on an antibiotic so I thought this would take care of the problem but 5 days on the med. she is still doing this. Should I have the doctor do further tests on her?? I'm more concerned now because she hasnt been wanting to eat.
Avatar n tn I haven't taken any medications at all; I just added vitamins to my diet. The first 2 weeks were the worst. This weekend my legs hurt again, but it went away. My eyes were bothering me for several days (odd sensation like they were extra dry or straining) but that too passed. During this process I have had a nerve test, reflex tests, blood work and an MRI done. The MRI was to rule out the coincidence that maybe MS was a factor. All test results were normal.
535822 tn?1443980380 Statin drugs cause problems they are marketed to solve The latest discovery makes it clear that statin drugs not only carry a significant risk of developing type 2 diabetes, they also accelerate the cardiovascular complications associated with diabetes. This has to be particularly disconcerting to the pharmaceutical companies since they have been marketing statins to reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, not accelerate it. According to Dr.
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193609 tn?1292183893 It has always been hard for me to lose weight (now I know why) but I am considering the South Beach Diet. Anyone have good luck with that diet? I already work out, so now I just need to make sure my diet is in check. I have been counting calories and staying under 1300 but I don't think that is going to be most effective for me now that I know that i have severe PCOS. Doc told me that my testosterone level was high, even for a man!!
Avatar n tn ) and since I have a family history of type II diabetes, the doctor suggested I lose weight and put me on the 'south beach diet' which completely eliminates carbohydrates for the first two weeks of the diet. I began the diet and had to stop four/five days into it because of extreme light-headedness, mild headaches, fatigue, and inability to concentrate. Since then, I've continued to have these symptoms even though I am no longer on the diet.
Avatar f tn (Nasty side effects) I have a huge family history of type 2 diabetes and do not want to progress to having it myself. My question is prediabetes and insulin resistant the same thing? I was told I needed to lose weight..which I have been trying to do. I also started following the same kind of diet my diabetic grandfather follow which includes not consuming more than 45g of carbs per meal. (This is under his doctor's advice). I have no idea if this is a good diet or not...
325405 tn?1262293778 Is South Beach diet or low carb diet safe if I'm on medication that controls my blood sugar levels? And will walking be enough exercise? I thought about buying that Sweating to the Oldies tape, if it's still sold (I remember from when I was a kid they advertised it on TV with Richard Simmons). I can't afford a gym membership, or an excercise bike or treadmill, especially now since I can barely afford all the medication I'm on (there went my husband's raise this year!
Avatar f tn Another diet to consider might be a low carb diet like Atkins or South Beach. It will bring your diabetes under control and maybe help your autoimmune conditions. Women get autoimmune diseases much more frequently than men, so it must have something to do with hormone imbalance. So diet might help correct the imbalance in some people. It will give you something to try. If you try one of these diets, since you are diabetic, please check with a doctor first. Hope this helps.
Avatar n tn I have lost 10 lbs and until this week, my blood sugar levels appeared to be dropping. I have type 2 Diabetes controlled with diet and glucovance medication. I do little or no exercise. Last Thursday I started feeling tired and my lower back, near my kidneys on both sides hur from the inside. I took tylenol and it helped control the pain, somewhat.
144210 tn?1273092382 The blue line was after being on a Low Carb diet for three weeks. So I want you back on the South Beach diet OK. I know its difficult but you kinda need to control the cravings as well. Hopefully South Beach will help with that. You can Atkins it if you like. We need to get your Glucose below 100 and keep it there. At a minimum you should do the following Have the shot on a specific regular time say 9 or 10 at nite and never change days. Take the Riba exactly 12 hours apart.
Avatar n tn Your provider looking into other reasons is worthwhile but I wouldn't worry too much about it.
Avatar n tn The Atkins diet and the South Beach diet, both very popular right now, both advocate fewer or no carbohydrates in the daily diet. My husband has done the Atkins diet, and it does work. But there is a danger for type 1 diabetics, as you obviously realize, because we must always balance the carbs we eat with injected insulin. The reality is that he CAN omit carbs entirely and do just fine IF HE ADJUSTS HIS INSULIN DOSE accordingly.